A new, “TransportCR” app created by ConditionReports.com and connected to AutoIMS is ready to offer an easy tool to capture a transportation inspection by snapping photos and cataloging damage at vehicle pick-up and drop-off, according to a June 10 press release.
Geo-tagging, date and time stamps, and user-specific authentication all ensure transparency and accountability. Auctions, consignors, and dealers who engage independent transporters now have an affordable tool to hold all parties accountable when unwanted damage suddenly appears.
AutoIMS member auctions and consignors who require use of the TransportCR app will automatically see the inspections populate on autoims.com, allowing for easy comparisons to the auction CR, and streamlined communication should a conflict need to be resolved. The two companies note that AutoIMS membership is not required to benefit from the app.
“The beginning of this idea came from our friend, Joe LeMonds, while he was with Carolina Auto Auction,” said AutoIMS’ Joe Miller, in a press release. “Fast forward many months, and thanks to a very patient team at ConditionReports.com, we are eager to see the value this new tool will now deliver to the industry.”
The first, full adopter of the new tool is Greensboro Auto Auction. “We were in the right place at the right time to test this, and are now excited to partner with both AutoIMS and ConditionReports.com as this new app helps us close a number of gaps with our transporters,” said Greensboro GM, Jerry Barker.
ConditionReports.com CEO, Brian Schear added, “This app is a potent antidote for an issue that affects so many remarketers. We were uniquely positioned to understand and balance the needs and capabilities of the transporter community with those of the auction and consignor world. The Greensboro input paired with AutoIMS support has helped turn this into a robust, easy-to-adopt, value adding tool.”